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Craft exhibition ‘Showing Off’ in Ludlow
Designer makers from The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft will be ‘Showing Off’ their wares at Ludlow’s Harley Centre this April.
‘Showing Off’ is a free to enter exhibition held in Ludlow twice a year and features contemporary crafts of the highest quality designed and made not only by The Shropshire Guild but also by guests from the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen.
The spring selling exhibition is a real showcase for talented designer makers from the region who will be showing their unique handcrafted items. The event will feature a wide variety of creativity that will include exhibitors who have created wonderful pieces of furniture, jewellery, fabrics, glassware, sculpture and ceramics.
Shropshire Guild Chair and ceramicist Caroline Bennett said “we will be ‘Showing Off’ our wonderful creativity over the weekend of April 27 and 28 at Ludlow’s Harley Centre, just off the Castle Square. Over 30 designer makers will be on show and some will also be demonstrating their skills, which is always interesting to watch”.
Shropshire Guild Members exhibiting include Oswestry based fine furniture maker Martin Howard. Martin, who produces individually handmade furniture, employs traditional cabinet making skills to produce a wide variety of contemporary items.
Blake and Janette Mackinnon, based near Ludlow will also be ‘Showing Off’ their wares. Makers of ceramic designer jewellery using their own porcelain and terracotta beads, Blake and Janette’s range also includes brooches, bracelets, buttons and clocks.
Exhibiting from the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen is Joceyln Perry. Bewdley based Jocelyn creates beadwork jewellery and said:
“People who visit the show are appreciative of handcrafted work, and I have quite a few faithful customers in the Ludlow area”.
“Events such as ‘Showing Off’ are really important to designer makers and the public. Shropshire and the region has a huge wealth of talent, we really feel it is important to show the public that things are still very much made by hand. “
‘Showing Off’ is open from 10am – 5pm on Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sunday, admission is free.
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